About the Project:

PAK UK Education Gateway is a partnership between the British Council and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. The project was conceived based on shared interest and mutual benefit for both the UK and Pakistan. A Customized Fellowships is being developed under National Academy for Higher Education Pakistan on Advance HE UK Fellowship model to enhance commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education.

In the pilot phase for providing  we will be providing recognition of teaching excellence to those teaching and supporting learning in HE across Pakistan using the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (UKPSF) and Fellowship provided by Advance HE as a mechanism with adaptation for the context of Pakistan’s HE teaching environment.

500+ graduates of the initial cohort of Interim Placement of Fresh PhDs (IPFP) Program national faculty development programme  from Pakistan to obtain Associate Fellow (AFHEA) status.

About the fellowships:

Advance HE is a not for profit organization and registered charity. HEA Fellowship (part of the Advance HE provision) demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education. Across four categories - Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow and Principal Fellow - HEA Fellowship provides individuals with recognition of their practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning. HEA Fellowships have been awarded to staff in 100 countries worldwide. There are currently over 143,000 recognised Fellows in HE across the globe. Advance HE is the custodian of the Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (UKPSF) and the sole body responsible for certifying HEA Fellowship based upon it. As noted in research by Spowart et al. (2020), there is “an acceptance across diverse international HE sectors of the essential universality of the standards described by the UKPSF. The introduction of the UKPSF undoubtedly represented a quantum shift in the practice of higher education teaching”

Link to the HEC webpage:

https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/NAHE/HE-NAF/Pages/default.aspx